Anime Review

Knights of Sidonia

“What is it that haunts space where matter is found?” – Arthur Eddington.

The year is 3394 A.D. A thousand years have passed since a race of gigantic aliens known as the …

• September 8, 2015
Anime Review

Linebarrels of Iron

Daydreaming his way through school, Kouichi Hayase fantasizes about being the ‘ally of justice’, a protector of the weak and innocent… while his reality is far different.…

• November 15, 2014
Anime Review

Girls Und Panzer: OVA

“Well there’s egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam; egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and

• June 18, 2014
Anime Review

Girls Und Panzer Volume 1

“Civilization is a youth with a Molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down.” – Edward Abbey

There are many anime that could arguably…

• June 3, 2014
Anime Review

Night Raid 1931

“Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is enemy action.” – Ian Fleming.

This is a TV series originating from Japan, set in 1931, which amongst other things…

• April 9, 2014
Anime Review

Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing

Steampunk rules in this alternative future where vast fleets of ships sail through the clouds and the Sky Pirates make a living by capturing them. Fearless fifteen-year-old Fam Fan Fan (Aki Toyosaki)…

• December 29, 2013
Anime Review

Strike Witches Volume 2

“War is not nice.” – Barbara Bush.

Somewhere in an alternative version of the Earth, war is still raging between humans and aliens, war is still being led by young girls with magical…

• October 22, 2012
Anime Review

Gunparade March

In an alternate history, in 1945, strange alien creatures known as the Genjyu appear in the skies above Earth. Leaving a trail of poison and destruction wherever they roam, these creatures decimate…

• September 11, 2010
Anime Review

Black Lagoon Volume 3

Black Lagoon rounds off the First Barrage with rip-roaring conclusion to the Unstoppable Housemaid arc before following the crew as they embark on a mission set by the Triads that pits them against…

• August 15, 2008
Anime Review

Black Lagoon Volume 2

Black Lagoon is shaping up to be both a gritty and satisfying action show and also a fascinating character-driven piece that’s placing plenty of emphasis on the contrasting personalities …

• July 22, 2008
Anime Review

Black Lagoon Volume 1

Amidst all the furore surrounding Geneon’s uncertain future there were several new titles that I feared would never make it to UK shelves; one of those was Black Lagoon. It’s fair…

• February 28, 2008